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MacKinnon Room

Distinction Lakeview Hotel & Villas | Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
+64 3 249 9700
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Ranked #23 of 28 Restaurants in Te Anau
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Perth, Western Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We dined here in the winter off-season and got very good service and nice food. We're vegeatarian and there was enough on the menu for us but when we asked if a meal with meat in it could be adjusted to make it vegetarian, it was no problem. And they had a nice selection of wine. Plus the atmoshere is... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Personally i've done my time working in the hotel industry so naturally i am very critical of service and have my ideas of how things should be, and i think that the only thing 4 star here is the view and the food quality but in regards to service during the one night my partner and i ate in, the... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We had hoped to experience an elegant dinner. The sign advertised that the restaurant had the best chef on the island in 2013. We asked about the chef and were told that he was no longer there but the meals would be excellent none the less. However we were very disappointed in the sparse salads that arrived costing $19. We... More 

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Miami, Florida
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365 reviews 365 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

One dinner and two breakfasts at the MacKinnon Room were part of our tour package, and as such, we didn't expect too much. We were wrong. Dinner was as good as the pricey one we had eaten at Te Anau's #3 cafe the night before. Breakfast buffet was varied, tasty, and healthy. The wait staff was friendly, courteous, and efficient.

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Balclutha, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Like last evening in another restaurant in Te Anau, I had a steak. We ordered from the all day menu and I expected chips and fried eggs. What arrived was the steak off the dining room menu with gratin potatoes and no egg. All a little confusing for the waitress maybe for whom English was obviously not her native language.... More 

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Long Beach, California
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114 reviews 114 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

This is good place to have a dinner if included in a package or if you are tired to go into a town (10 min walk). I ordered venison as main course and it was served with lots of heavy sauces . I recommend to get them on a side. The staff is very courteous. There are better choices in... More 

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Gold Coast
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

I was lucky enough to be taken to the MacKinnon Room for dinner on a business trip. I was truly impressed with the level of service but more importantly the quality of the food! The menu was amazing and it truly was a hard decision on what to order. I had starters, a main and desert and all dishes were... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

I've had the pleasure of having a couple of meals at the Distinction Te Anau's McKinnon Room in the last few months. Each meal has been superb matched by great service and a very comfortable surroundings. I'd highly recommend it, especially with the long summer evenings coming up, when you can enjoy the views of Lake Te Anau with the... More 

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Te Anau, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

I've had dinner at this restaurant a couple of times, and - without doubt - this is one of the best in Te Anau. Great food - I had the lamb, and could have eaten it ten times over, as well as licked the plate after!! Seating outside overlooking the lake & mountains is great for a pre-dinner drink on... More 

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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

A group of us had a most enjoyable evening with quality service and fabulous meals. I had the chicken and tiramisu, both of which had a very high level of presentation and tasted amazing. I will return.

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Address: Distinction Lakeview Hotel & Villas | Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3 249 9700
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Fiordland National Park  >  Te Anau
Cuisine: International

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